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VW MKVI-A6 Golf family including Jetta SportWagen (~ 2010-2014) Discussions area for A6/MkVI (2010-2014) Golf and Golf Wagons (Jetta Sportwagon in the USA).

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Old March 25th, 2010, 22:41   #1
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Default Black out chrome window trim

Does anyone have experience blacking out the chrome window trim on a JSW? The chrome around the windows reminds me too much of when I first started driving in a 1982 Chevy Caprice. Any thoughts for a durable, preferably easy, blackout procedure would be welcomed. Thanks!
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Old March 26th, 2010, 05:02   #2
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Does anyone have experience blacking out the chrome window trim on a JSW? The chrome around the windows reminds me too much of when I first started driving in a 1982 Chevy Caprice. Any thoughts for a durable, preferably easy, blackout procedure would be welcomed. Thanks!
Someone on Vortex used black vinyl strips that he applied over the chrome trim bits and it looked good. Do a search on Vortex.
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Old March 26th, 2010, 09:45   #3
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Does anyone have experience blacking out the chrome window trim on a JSW? The chrome around the windows reminds me too much of when I first started driving in a 1982 Chevy Caprice. Any thoughts for a durable, preferably easy, blackout procedure would be welcomed. Thanks!

I was thinking the same thing. Seems the TDI Club Edition has black trim.
I was going to check prices w/ dealer.
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Old March 26th, 2010, 10:58   #4
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Seems like all the bucks up German cars BMW, Audi put chrome trim on the higher models, no?
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Old March 26th, 2010, 12:28   #5
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here is an all out retrofit from maloosheck on vortex:
http://forums.vwvortex.com/zerothread?id=3915129

if you go to the before and after pictures on the second page it looks amazing
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Old March 26th, 2010, 12:35   #6
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And you take the whole car apart to get what... black trim?
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Old March 26th, 2010, 12:40   #7
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And you take the whole car apart to get what... black trim?
haha just the doors, I just dont know how long vinyl would last at least for me the texas summer i think would make it fade quickly, but I dont plan on doing thing for a long time the chrome doesn't bother me on the window trim...just thought I would share the OEM option.
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Old March 26th, 2010, 13:10   #8
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Check this out

http://solutions.3m.com/wps/portal/3...d=FXKRGXN46Qge
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Old March 26th, 2010, 13:44   #9
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if you go to the before and after pictures on the second page it looks amazing
Yuck. It makes it look even more like a cheap Corolla.
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